Holiday Accommodation Options in Buenos Aires
Information about where to stay when taking a holiday, spending a long weekend or travelling in Buenos Aires...
Buenos Aires is a very cosmopolitan city capable of receiving more than five million visitors each year, and has a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. Options range from luxury five-star and boutique hotels to guesthouses and hostels.
It is advisable to book ahead during the high season (from November to March), as well as during major holidays such as Easter and weekends.
The Buenos Aires government website allows a search by name or category of the establishment and/or by location within the city.
- To search for accommodation in Buenos Aires: Click here
The Argentinian Ministry of Tourism website has much information on visiting the country, as well as an overview of things to do, places to visit and accommodation.
Worldwide hotel chains are represented by three-, four- and five-star establishments, while local hotels in Buenos Aires offer similar services. Visitors can choose between one- to three-star hotels, as well as aparthotels, hostels and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Hotels in Argentina are classified by ratings from one to five stars. A hotel's star rating depends on the number of rooms as well as the variety and quality of services offered. Four- to five-star hotels should provide, among other services, shops, travel assistance, shows, fitness centres and business centres.
On arrival, all guests must register at the reception desk and present their passport or identity documents.
Hotels - A & B
These hotels - called Residenciales or Hospedajes - are more economical; they do not usually serve meals and there is no room service.
Cabañas / Bungalows
These are independent units (small houses), which together with other units located on the same premises, have a common administration.They are usually found in some locations in Greater Buenos Aires. Each unit can accommodate from two to eight people, and contains one or more bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen area.
Youth hostels (Albergue de la juventud) are competitively priced and often ideal for those travelling on a budget. They generally have dormitory-style bedrooms and bathrooms, which are usually single sex. In some cases, hostels have shared kitchen facilities.
Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast establishments and guesthouses generally provide a bespoke service where the rate for accommodation includes breakfast.
Campsites provide open-air facilities for installing tents and/or caravans. Shared bathrooms/showers are provided, and in some cases electricity and spaces for barbecues (parrillas). Most campsites are situated in and around the Tigre area.
Accommodation in the Tigre Delta
The Tigre Delta district is located to the northeast of Greater Buenos Aires, some 30 Km from downtown Buenos Aires City. It is a highly popular location, providing a wide variety of leisure, recreational and sports activities. Some of these can be done on the mainland, while others can be carried out on the many rivers and streams and the Delta's hundreds of islands.
A wide variety of accommodation options are available, from beach and activity-oriented resorts to bed and breakfast establishments and cabañas.
For information on getting there, accommodation, dining out and events see the Tigre government website.
Useful Accommodation Words and Expressions
|Room (single/double)||Habitación (simple/doble)|
|Safe deposit box||Una caja de seguridad|
|Are there any rooms available?||¿Hay habitaciones disponibles?|
|There are no rooms available||No hay habitaciones|
|How much is a double room?||¿Cuánto cuesta una habitación doble?|
- For a full list of useful words: Click here and select Expresiones útiles